Junior Sailing

In 2009, with support from a Sports Council grant, Cobh Town Council and Cobh VEC, Cove SC opened a dinghy park at Whitepoint, Cobh, to provide boats, equipment, changing facilities and coaching primarily aimed at local children who wanted to learn to sail as members of Cove SC.

Cove SC aim to give you a quality, enjoyable and affordable experience from the moment you join. Our friendly, experienced, and qualified instructors are extremely eager to pass on their knowledge and experience.

The dinghy park is situated in an unrivaled location along The Five Foot Way, Whitepoint,  about a mile to the west of Cobh. Cove SC has a fleet of ten state of the art dinghies which are ideal for both beginners and more experienced members to learn in and embrace a passion for sailing.

Please contact Cove Sailing Club at juniors@covesailingclub.ie if you would like any more information.

We run 3 sailing sessions every Saturday.
08:45 – 11:00
10:45 – 13:00
13:45 – 16:00

 

What to bring: A towel, Swim wear, Shorts, shoes that can get wet ( no crocs, sandals or flip flops), a packed lunch and a waterproof jacket.

There are also an Adult Dinghy sailing lessons available. Contact us at info@covesailingclub.ie for more information.

For information about our ISA accredited courses and Summer Camps click here.

Dinghy Sailing What to Wear

Wetsuit Booties:
These come in different styles from slip on shoes to boots with zippers. Ideally you want a neoprene boot with a stiffened sole. If you’re not wearing booties old runners are ok, no crocs or flip flops

Wetsuit:
A full wetsuit with Long arms and Long legs is most suitable, also called a steamer. No shorties allowed I’m afraid.

Rash vest:
A lycra vest which provides a soft layer against your skin, helps keep you warm and stops the neoprene from irritating your skin.

Swimsuit:
Wear it under your rash vest

Cag:
A windproof jacket to wear over your wetsuit

Bouyancy aid:
This should fit snugly.

Hat:
Either a peaked hat or woolly hat depending on the weather

Sun cream:
Even when the sun isn’t shinning, it will keep you looking younger for longer

Sailing gloves:
These will protect your hands from rope burns and chaffing

Board shorts:
To be worn over your wetsuit. These protect the bum of your suit from getting torn.
The club have a limited supply of wetsuits, cags and buoyancy aids.
The rash vest, board shorts, sailing gloves and wetsuit booties are optional.

Dinghy sailing what else to bring….
Towel
Warm clothes for afterwards
Snack and drink

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